GOP senator hammers Obama, Senate Democrats for sluggish economy

Boozman especially criticized Democrats’ leadership of the Senate, which has spent a historically high amount of time this year lying dormant in quorum calls. 

"There is no excuse to why this chamber fails to work on legislation and programs that will provide relief for the unemployed," said Boozman. "The Senate majority and President Obama have failed to show that job creation is at the top of their agenda."

Sen. Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsGOP senator: 'I would consider’ being Trump’s VP Senate panel delays email privacy vote amid concerns Senate amendments could sink email privacy compromise MORE (R-Ala.) also harshly criticized Democrats for failing to create a budget while the economy is weak, and said there was a "lack of leadership” in the White House and Senate.

"Apparently we are not going to have any budget process in the Senate, to my disappointment," complained Sessions. "The president is traveling around the world making speeches and raising money and this country has not had a budget in 775 days."

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